Easter Spring Dress 2017

Flashback Summer: Easter Spring Dress 2017

I'm finally posting about my dress I made for the Easter Spring Dress 2017 challenge!  I learned about it on Akram's Ideas, and I decided to do something different and share a video about it with you guys.  I'm not going to become a youtuber any time soon, but videos are definitely fun to make every once in a while!  Since a lot of info is in the video, I've posted just a few pics to give you a view of my Easter look this year.  If you have any other questions about the project, just comment below and I'll be glad to answer!

"Best Dressed" and First Runway Experience

Flashback Summer: Emileigh Rogers at 2018 417 Fashionation
I was very privileged to have won a local "Best Dressed" award in our local 417 Magazine.  As perks of being one of seven chosen, I was featured in the April issue of the magazine, and a full interview was included on the website.  Such an honor, and I was proud to represent vintage fashion! (Picture credit)

Sundress Season - Advance 5627

Flashback Summer: vintage 1950s sundress - Advance 5627 Harari fabric

I've been slowly revamping my wardrobe, and my goal the last few months was to make items largely out of my stash fabrics.  I don't have a HUGE stash, but it's definitely been motivating to use what I've got and go easy on the sewing budget in the meantime.  It's also been good to get me out of my comfort zone.  I have some fabrics, like the one I used for this dress, that aren't colors I typically wear or to which I am usually attracted.

Women's History Month Giveaway!

This giveaway is now closed.  Winners are announced below.

It's been lovely seeing the encouragement of women and their achievements this month, and I wanted to end with a "thank you, readers" giveaway!  I've gathered items from a few small shops run by women and a few other pieces, and I think you guys will really love them!  

I have two prizes available in this post, and another two prizes available at my Instagram profile!  The giveaway closes April 7 at 12AM.  Good luck!


Details and ways to enter are below:



(U.S. Residents Only) - collector cards c/o Persistent Sisters Shop
This giveaway has original art, makeup, a cute notebook, and an amazing collector series of cards featuring influential women from history!

a Rafflecopter giveaway


(Open to anyone) - pattern c/o CraftSubversive Shop
This pattern shows you how to make the felt patch above featuring our classic favorite, Rosie!  This can be used as an ornament, wall hanging, or anything else you'd like to decorate with some 1940s empowerment.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Bedroom Refresh with Minted Art Prints

Flashback Summer: Bedroom Refresh with Minted

"Jacob, you know what we should do?  Rearrange the bedroom.  We've lived here for a whole year and we've never changed it around."

"We haven't lived here a year."


"What?  Of course we have.  We moved in in... in..."

"We moved in here last October.  It's been four months."


"ARE YOU SERIOUS?  How is that possible?!  It feels like forever!"

Santa Fe: Fashion Roundup & Shopping Tips

Flashback Summer: Mexican Tourist jacket vintage southwest fashion

I've rounded up some of my vacation outfits to share with you guys, along with some stuff I discovered to aid you in your shopping while there!  I really loved getting to wear southwest-inspired vintage that looks a bit out of place in my home in Missouri.  (Although that doesn't stop me from wearing them, make no mistake!)  I also found a really great deal on this kid-sized Mexican tourist jacket, and I bought it special for the trip!